Finding the right Halloween costumes can be time consuming and frustrating. How do you strike the perfect balance between easy, cool, and relevant?

So we thought, why not start from the most important part – what you’ll be sipping on all night – and work from there. To help you choose the perfect costume this year, based on what you enjoy sippin’ on, we’ve put together a list of our favourite alcohol-inspired pop-culture halloween costumes.

2 costumes if you enjoy drinking martinis

Difficulty level 3
Bond. James Bond. Agent 007 never goes out of style, and neither do Martinis. Simply slip on a suit, get a fake gun from a Hot Potato shop, and declare that you’re the 007 that looks the most like you. Even better, try to coax a friend into making your maritins for you, so that you can order them ‘shaken, not stirred,’ all night.

Bluth. Lucille Bluth. Dressing up as a rich, old, rude woman is fun because it allows for some pretty entertaining acting, and you can totally palm off hard work (such as mixing your own drinks) onto someone else. Lucille Bluth from Arrested Development is easily replicated with an op-shop skirt-suit and some flashy jewelry. Just be sure to be wildly out of touch with politeness, prices, and people outside of your own family. Want some savage Lucille quotes up. your sleeve? Here you go.

How to make your martini:
60ml vodka
or gin
1 tbsp dry vermouth
olive or lemon peel, to garnish

3. A beer-drinker’s costume

Difficulty level up to you
“Tea? I don’t drink tea.”
That’s right, if you love beer, who better to dress up as than Thor from the Ragnarok movie? Whether you opt for his armoured, battle-ready self, or hoodie-and-jeans Thor is up to you. Just make sure you sport long blonde locks tied up, and drink your beer from a self-filling beer mug.

4. The ideal costume for scotch-lovers

Difficulty level 1
Nobody enjoys scotch more than Ron Swanson from Parks and Rec, and what costume is easier? Just slap on a fat mustache and a bad attitude, and pour yourself a glass of scotch neat. You’re good to go!

5. The costume for White Russian sippers

Difficulty level 2, comfort level infinite
The big Lebowski is a classic costume for those who simply want to abide. You’ve likely got slippers and a robe at home, and if not your local opshop should have a rack-full. It really doesn’t get much easier, lending you the time needed to focus on making your white russians instead.

How to make your White Russians:
1 part Kahlúa
1 part absolut vodka
1 part heavy cream (or skim or soy substitute)
Pour over ice and stir it up.

6. Love canned gin and tonics?

Difficulty level 1
Hear us out. The sexy priest from Fleabag season 2 is one of this year’s most on-trend costumes. It’s easy, and oh-so-good. If you haven’t already seen fleabag, this is as good a time as any – it’s only the obsession of the ENTIRE internet. Just chuck on some black clothes, tape a white piece of paper at your neck and buy some canned G&T and you’re good to go. For bonus points, insist that foxes are following you everywhere you go.

No matter your Halloween plans, we’ll deliver your drinks ice cold!

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Your Guide to Hosting an Adult Sleepover For Your Friends

Who doesn’t feel nostalgic for childhood sometimes?

Childhood was a wonderful responsibility-free time when hanging out was mostly about spending time with your friends. What activity you did wasn’t as important. Well, sleepovers were the epitome of childhood, and as such, hosting one is the easiest way to get transported back into that pre-adult life before responsibilities and bills, careers, and such. But an adult sleepover can have alcohol too, so it’s actually heaps better. Here’s how you make it a great one!

Be careful about who you invite

It’s so so easy to get loose in the invitation phase and invite a few people who might change the mood you’re trying to set for the night. Perhaps your sleepover plans are at the top of your mind when you bump into an acquaintance at a cafe, and before you know it you blurt out “Wanna come?” and immediately wanna kick yourself in the shins.

Remember, you really don’t have to invite everyone, it’s not your 4th grade birthday party. Don’t be mean about it obvi, but it’s fine to only invite your closest friends.

Boring adult sleepover logistics

Make sure you’ve got enough sleeping space/food/booze for everyone invited. If you don’t, ask people to bring their own. We can also pop by with cold drinks if you’re running low!

Consider the mood you want to set

Ask yourself these two questions:
How do I want people to feel during the sleepover?
How do I want them to feel after the sleepover?

Let the answers to these two guide your choices and you’re a long way towards nailing an adult sleepover.

Make it a little magical

Adult sleepovers should feel a little like regressing back to childhood. Check your worries at the door and chill the fuck out. Changing up your place a little can help your friends do this heaps faster. How? Hang those fairy lights that 14-year-old you flipped out over, and drag your mattress into the living room. Cover it in blankets and pillows and make a blanket fort.

Plan some entertainment

Every friend group is different, and we’re not gonna pretend like we know yours. But what we do know is that everyone needs some entertainment. Whether that’s board games, karaoke, drinking games, face masks, dancing, chats, video games, or movies all night – that’s up to you. Just make sure you’ve got ample options available to keep everyone happy.

Plan super easy foods and drinks (and a TON of it!)

No one wants to be in the kitchen when fun’s being had in the living room. Easy does it, so stock up on frozen pizzas, entertainer spring rolls, garlic bread, and all the crisps and chocolate in the known universe.

For drinks, think premixers, wine and beer, or perhaps even a jumbo bowl of punch! Running low on alcohol is the bane of any adult sleepover, so be the Host With the Most and order top ups until 11pm!

No adult sleepover is complete without breakfast mimosas

Your gang awakes in the morning, either smooth skinned and glowy from a night of pampering, or bleary-eyed and headachey from one too many tequila shots, to a MIMOSA BREKKIE! Yep, it’s the best and not very expensive. Your mimosas can even be delivered cold to your door, so you don’t have to worry about fridge space.

Have fun

The best way you can make sure your guests have fun is to have fun yourself, and don’t get too frustrated if plans change or if people chat through the movie. Hey, listen, you’ll knock it out of the park.

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